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Most Popular Small Breed Dogs

October 22, 2009 by ann

Being very portable, easily adaptable to different climates and more affordable in maintenance, it is no wonder that small breed dogs are growing in popularity. Noted for being lively and energetic, they make terrific pets for apartments and are comfort dogs as well. People living alone or the elderly feel better with them around. The following small dogs are popular for their uniqueness.

Dachshund
Dachshunds or “Weiner dogs”: They are fearless and loyal.


Shih_Tzu
Shih Tzu’s’: Lion appearance demands attention and respect


Yorkshire_Terrier
Yorkshire terriers: Crave for owner’s company and are known to be jealous.


Pug
Pugs: Sweet and huggable


Chihuahua
Chihuahuas: Charismatic and have big hearts.


Smaller dogs tend to have a longer life expectancy and not subjected to health concerns of big dogs such as hip dysplasia or arthritis. However keep in mind that smaller dogs don’t mean smaller responsibilities. They still need attention, love and visits to your local veterinarian.

Miniature Bulldog or Mini English Bulldog?

October 29, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

So, just what is a Miniature Bulldog? As there is often a grey area here, it’s Important you know that there are Mini Bulldogs, and then there are Mini English Bulldogs. These types should not be confused with each other! The former being a cross/mix breed (Bulldog with Pug, Boston Terrier or/and French Bulldog) and the latter being a pure-bred English Bulldog, but just smaller in size. As you can see here, the big difference here lies in the keyword, English.

Mini or Miniature Bulldog crosses are usually 3-4 generations removed. This is to fine tune the trademark look of the Bulldog but in a more compact size. This variety is not yet recognised by any major association or kennel club such as FCI or AKC. This type is most often the shortest in the body and the more sporty, active rather than being a couch potato. Obviously the more squat, rambunctious Pug and Frenchie are having their influence here.

Mini or Miniature English Bulldogs are not a separate breed in itself. They come from registered English Bulldog parents. This poses the difficult question of how can I be sure/guaranteed that my puppy will be a Mini? To answer this, I would say that a major kennel club or association would need to start recognising the breed and set a standard that everyone has to adhere to and thus be able to register as an official Mini English Bulldog litter.

Miniature English Bulldog



If you think you know enough already, please feel free to check out our available Miniature English Bulldog puppies. If you would like to learn more, please carry on reading below.

Dog Lamps # 8: Wacky or Tacky?

February 29, 2008 by ann

Every week Euro Puppy portrays 2 dog lamps. Is one wacky and the other one tacky? Are both wacky? Or both tacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs about them, we would love your comments...are they wacky or tacky? Enjoy....

Dog Lamp # 1: This Pug with Velvet bag Lamp is the most hideous piece of home decor I have ever stumbled across. Naturally, I was confused by it - and the product description didn’t offer much help.The pug piece has a touch of the macabre as well, with human hands (with painted nails) and humorous touches, including a lamp sprouting from its head and a matching velvet pillow for the velvet bag. why the bag? It allows the pug to bark when touched. This one-off piece from artist Dietlind Preiss costs a knee-buckling $4595 and I am sure, it will keep many amused and even more happy that they needn't buy it!

Pug With Velvet Bag Lamp



Dog Lamp # 2: This pair of 1950s French dog lamps are made from whimsical black and white enameled metal. Their forms have cutout eyes, which are unmarked and nicely refinished. Both are 14” long x 6.5” h.

French Enameled Dog lamps

 

So? Wacky or tacky? What do you think dear Dog lover?



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Dog Lamps # 5: Wacky or Tacky?

February 8, 2008 by ann

Every week Euro Puppy portrays 2 dog lamps. Is one wacky and the other one tacky? Are both wacky? Or both tacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs about them, we would love your comments...are they wacky or tacky? Enjoy....

Dog Lamp # 1: Well....this lamp is called: "Goebel Red Dog Perfume Lamp with Glass Eyes". It is made of translucent porcelain. Both the dog and his eyes have a warm, magical glow when the light is turned on. ( no sarcasm intended of course!) He has a circle of holes in the top of his head for the heat of the bulb to escape so that he won't crack. There is a small reservoir on the back of his neck where perfume was placed. The heat of the lamp warmed the perfume and gently spread the desired fragrance into the air. Perfume lamps were popular in the 1920's and 1930's and came in many shapes and sizes... a forerunner of the air freshener, but infinitely more romantic! The cord has an old style, blimp shaped, in-line bakelite switch. He is a little treasure that could (possibly) be the perfect highlight in a romantic or exotic boudoir!

Goebel red dog perfume lamp



Dog lamp # 2: This Pug Dog Table Lamp is from Judith Edwards Designs. It features a pug statue in a classic bronze finish with decorative wood style base accenting the bottom. A faux leather shade adds a soft glow to your decor. It has a classic bronze finish.

Pug Lamp

So? Wacky or tacky? What do you think dear Dog lover?


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Celebrity Dogs: Jessica Alba and her Dog

December 28, 2007 by ann

The well-known star of "Dark Angel" is the proud owner of Sid, the Pug. Jessica Alba loves Pugs and is always seen with Sid, who seems quite content and happy in her arms, it seems. Pugs are lovable creatures who dote on their owners.

Sid, the Pug

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